John Tapley, Ingersoll Times

John Tapley is the multimedia reporter for the Ingersoll Times.


Sporting Christmas-themed shirts, Lucas Thompson, 6, and his brothers, Wesley, 2, and Nolan, 4, of Tillsonburg were among those who had a chat with Santa Claus during the Kinette Club of Tillsonburg's 10th annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser at the Tillsonburg Community Centre on Saturday, Dec. 2. JOHN TAPLEY/FOR THE TILLSONBURG NEWS

Santa drops in for breakfast

Lucas Thompson, 6, of Tillsonburg didn’t have to write a letter to Santa Claus to tell the big man that he hopes to find a keyboard under his tree this Christmas. He got to deliver his Christmas wish in person.

Containing a mixture of items from the First and Second World Wars, a Canadian silver dollar and local souvenirs, a time capsule dating to 1961 - when the current Royal Canadian Legion Branch 190 building on Stover Street was constructed - was opened on Saturday Sept. 16. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Legion time capsule rediscovered

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 190 in Norwich wrapped up annual Legion Week celebrations with a trip back in time.

Ania Nunns crouches behind the steam punk time machine he had on display during the second annual Family Steam Punk Festival at the Norwich and District Museum on Saturday. Celebrating all things steam punk, the festival included costumes, steam punk art, literature, a costume contest, vendors and high tea, JOHN TAPLEY/FOR THE NORWICH GAZETTE

Celebrating steam punk

From ray guns and Victorian-style dress to high tea and even a time machine, steam punk took over the Norwich and District Museum on Saturday.

 Essex MP Tracey Ramsay, who is also the NDP critic on international trade, was among the guest speakers at a town hall meeting on trade agreements at the Unifor Hall in Ingersoll on Tuesday, July 11. Organized by Unifor Local 88, the pilot meeting titled People's Trade: A New Agenda for Trade Agreements will set in motion a national discussion on trade deals ahead of the 2019 federal election. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

National trade discussion starts in Ingersoll

About 100 people, from as far away as Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Vancouver and Montreal, gathered in Ingersoll on Tuesday to set in motion a national discussion about trade deals ahead of the 2019 federal election.

Superheroes was the theme for the Oxford County Pride Committee's fourth annual Pride Day celebration in Southside Park on Saturday and there was lots of them on hand at the event, which featured live music, food, games, activities and information about 24 local service providers. JOHN TAPLEY/SENTINEL-REVIEW

Superheroes help celebrate Pride Day

Superheroes was the theme when the Oxford County Pride Committee held its fourth annual Pride Day celebration in Woodstock's Southside Park on Saturday.

Norwich Junior C Merchants president Ken Gillanders holds a piece of pottery created by renowned artist Steven T. Smith that Merchant's player Riley Monture's family donated to the team's live auction at its spring fish fry on April 15. World leaders and celebrities are among those who own pieces of Smith's work. SUBMITTED PHOTO

One-of-a-kind piece of art can be netted at Merchants' fish fry

A one-of-a-kind piece of contemporary Iroquois art pottery created by a renowned artist will be among the items that can be scored in a live auction at the Norwich Junior C Merchants' spring fish fry at the Nor-Del Community Centre on April 15.